How to transfer files in Zoom

During a conversation in a conference Zoom or in a text chat, users sometimes need to exchange some files (images, text documents, etc.). Of course, the developers have added this function. Let’s figure out how to send the file to Zoom. We will explain this procedure in detail.


This function is fully available only in the PC client. But in a mobile application, it is very limited. This is not good news, but the developers decided so.

Client for computer

When you are connected to the meeting, open the «Chat» section using the bottom menu.Chat in Zoom meetings on PCThen an additional window will appear. Next, click on the «File» button.File button in chat meeting on PCSelect «Your Computer» in the context menu. Add the required document via Explorer and wait for it to load. Special notification will be visible in the chat window.

The same feature is also available in private chat with other users:

  1. Open chat window.
  2. Press the marked buttons one by one:Send a file to your contact on PC
  3. Attach the required file.
  4. Wait for it to be sent.

Solution of problems

If you don’t have the option to send documents via chat in an online conversation, then most likely it is disabled in the organizer’s account settings. Turn it on as follows:

  1. Open the page in a browser.
  2. Sign in using email and password from organizer account.Sign in button on Zoom official page
  3. In the left menu, visit the «Settings» section.Settings page on official Zoom site
  4. Look for the «File Transfer» option.
  5. Turn it on.File transfer option on official Zoom site
  6. Close the options page.
  7. Restart Zoom meeting.

Mobile app

In the Android and iOS app, you can attach a file to Zoom only in private or group chat. Unfortunately, this feature is not available during the meeting. Moreover, it is impossible even to upload documents that are sent by other users. All that remains is the option of a personal dialogue with other users.

Step-by-step instruction:

  1. Open the person’s profile «Meet & Chat» or «Contacts» tab. In the second variant tap the «Chat» button.Chat button on user's profile page in mobile app
  2. Tap on the plus-shaped icon next to the text form.Plus icon in mobile app chat
  3. Select the marked options one by one:Send a file in mobile app chat
  4. In any Explorer, select and add the file you want.
  5. Wait for it to load.

If you definitely need to send a document during the meeting, you can send it to one of the participants and ask him to publish it in the general chat.

An alternative solution is to upload the file to some cloud storage and send a link to it in the chat. Google Drive, Dropbox, and similar services will do the job just fine. Well, one of the simplest is DropMeFiles.

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